Atlanta Braves baseball player Freddie Freeman held his son Charlie (age 2) as they met dogs during a visit to Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner/For The AJC
Photo: Phil Skinner/For The AJC

PHOTOS: Braves players Freeman and Culberson visit Cobb pet shelter

It’s chilly out, so maybe photos of Freddie Freeman and his 2-year-old son snuggling with a kitten will warm your heart.

Freeman and Atlanta Braves teammate Charlie Culberson, along with their wives, visited the Best Friends Animal Society pet shelter on Wednesday. This is part of the team’s Season of Giving campaign.

As part of the campaign, Charlie and Sarah Culberson spent Monday at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge serving lunch to cancer patients.


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At the shelter, the Culbersons and the Freemans helped clean the Smyrna shelter, 4874 S. Atlanta Road SE., with some of the Braves front office staff.

“We had a great time,” Freeman said in a team video. “ ... They do a lot of good work here.”

When asked to pick his favorite part of the day, he said: “Little kittens, they kind of pull at my heartstrings.” He asked not to tell the dogs at the shelter.

Check out some scenes from the day below:

Atlanta Braves baseball player Freddie Freeman and wife Chelsea watched as their son Charlie (age 2) cuddled with a kitten during a visit to Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner
Chelsea Freeman, wife of Atlanta Braves baseball player Freddie Freeman held a kitten named "Charlie Sheen" during a visit to Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
(Left to right) Atlanta Braves baseball player Freddie Freeman poses with his son Charlie (age 2), wife Chelsea, Sarah and Charlie Culberson during a visit to Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner
The Atlanta Braves front office staff, Freddie and Chelsea Freeman, Sarah and Charlie and visited Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner
The Atlanta Braves baseball player Freddie Freeman walked "Roscoe" as he visited Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner
The Atlanta Braves baseball player Charlie Culberson was photographed as he played with a cat as he visited Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner
The Atlanta Braves baseball player Charlie Culberson played with a kitten as he visited Best Friends in Atlanta as part of the team's Season of Giving on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. The animal shelter works collaboratively with area shelters, animal welfare organizations and individuals to save the lives of pets in shelters in the South. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
Photo: Phil Skinner

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